On 20 February 2020, the Inaugural Annual Bonavero Human Rights Lecture took place at the Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn in London. The lecture titled 'The Democratic Virtues of Human Rights: A Response to Lord Sumption's Reith Lectures' was delivered by Judge Róbert Spanó, the Vice President of the European Court of Human Rights. Lord Sumption, retired Justice of the UK Supreme Court, responded to the lecture. A panel discussion followed, which was moderated by Helen Mountfield QC, Principal of Mansfield College.
The transcript of the lecture delivered by Judge Róbert Spanó is available